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Michael O’Connor is an astrologer, counselor and life coach |

Tip of the Week

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22)

The New Moon in Aquarius seed is rounding its first corner, a.k.a. the 1st Quarter. It carries with it the impulse of new ideas. The emphasis is especially upon practical considerations, in keeping with the early days of this Universal 1-Year, the first of a round of nine. The effects of these shifts will be to inspire and activate new initiatives whose time has come. Given the Aquarian theme, these new assertions will have a revolutionary tone.

Aquarius (Jan 19-Feb 19) Last week’s New Moon in your sign is activating new perspectives and actions. This will become more noticeable this week and for the next few. Seeing a bigger picture has already begun and will be complemented by a strong wave of forward thinking, starting soon.

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20) The lights are going on in the back of your mind. As your subconscious is illumined, you will begin to see the world anew. Your drive and determination will be ignited. With a growing focus on financial interests and possibilities, the timing is auspicious. Your job is to consciously engage.

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 20) Last week’s New Moon has activated an assertive charge in you. As if suddenly, you want to explore new territory. This is in keeping with your expanding social horizons. This impulse will continue to grow all month. Your focus is practical. Currently, your lesson is to exercise patience and compassion all the while.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 21) Advancing cautiously amidst a flow of inner and outer changes continues. These changes may even be deemed transformations if you stand back far enough. Yet now, some of your best efforts are best directed inward. As you focus on confronting and clearing inner doubts and blocks, your outer flow will be smoother.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) Some of the clouds that gathered and obscured the sun’s light have cleared. You can see the blue skies through the openings. Inspired, you can breathe more fully again. Acting upon this initiative, you are eager to reach out, to engage others. Making new friends is featured.

Introductions to unusual or at least unexplored territory continues. These may well include a metaphysical element. Either way, they are shaking your world. How you choose to embrace flow with and adapt to these impulses is another question. It could go either way.

Leo (Jul 22-Aug 23) Your social network is growing or at least the impulse and opportunity for it to do so are present. Yet, your business and/or other practical interests remain central. As you are in an important learning curve which includes exploring new methods and directions, you are wise to answer this call.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) Subtle yet real shifts in your habitual rhythms have begun. Positively, these will include improvements in your overall lifestyle. With your ambitions steadily rising, these are all part of the success story you are creating. Regarding the outcome, avoid questions like ‘what will happen?’ and replace them with I will.

Libra (Sep 22-Oct 22) Your mood is more playful of late, animated. There remains some drama in the air, however, especially on relationship fronts. This trend will continue. Positively, new momentums will be initiated. These could have romantic overtones. Meanwhile, attending to practical needs close to home remains important.

Scorpio (Oct 22-Nov 21) Things are shifting and shaking close to home. It could be as simple as the introduction of new perspectives. Then comes the digestion process. The focus could well be on health. Activating new and healthier attitudes and actions may be necessary. Give more than you might usually for best results.

Sagittarius (Nov 21-Dec 21) A flood of new thoughts and perspectives are flowing in. These could even prove to alter some of your attitudes and perceptions altogether. Positively, you are feeling more playful, even sporty. Some of your thoughts are directed to larger social realities, to what is fair and just.

Capricorn (Dec 21-Jan 19) The time has come to make some very deliberate changes in your world. These could include important renovations. You may still be in the planning stages, yet are eager to begin. These improvements may be directed to your home environment, but perhaps also to your inner world, your subconscious.

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